screenshot from Kindle Abide: A Pathway to Transformative Healing and Intimacy with Jesus Heather Khym Ave Maria Press160 pages$17.95 It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He … Continue reading Invitation to Intimacy
Not all are called to be artists in the specific sense of the term. Yet, as Genesis has it, all men and women are entrusted with the task of crafting their own life: in a certain sense, they are to make of it a work of art, a masterpiece. It is important to recognize the … Continue reading 40 Days of Prayer for Quilters – Day 5
Jaws made its cinematic debut in 1975. Not even in double digits at the time I have memories that still gives me shivers even though I never saw the movie. Ever. One of the neighborhood kids decided it would be okay to tell me, an under 10 year old, about the movie. That led to … Continue reading Forty Days of Prayer for Quilters – Day 2
When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband, entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize. She brings him good, and not evil, all the days of her life. She obtains wool and flax and works with loving hands. She puts her hands to the distaff, and her … Continue reading Proverbs 31 – On Being a good Woman
This is by far my favorite week of the Liturgical year. It is our Salvation represented in glorious display. We begin this week proclaiming Jesus as our King, laying palms at his feet as he rides into Jerusalem on an ass. And by the end of the week we'll be shouting Crucify him with gusto, … Continue reading Holy Week
NOTE: The excerpt from "On the Dignity and Vocation of Women" is long - the most important bit (to me) has been highlighted (bold/italics). Please feel free to skip down to that, then read my personal comments. In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, … Continue reading Motherhood/Nurturing
"That is why artists, the more conscious they are of their “gift”, are led all the more to see themselves and the whole of creation with eyes able to contemplate and give thanks, and to raise to God a hymn of praise. This is the only way for them to come to a full understanding … Continue reading Creative-ness
To all who are passionately dedicated to the search for new “epiphanies” of beauty so that through their creative work as artists they may offer these as gifts to the world. - Letter to Artists, St. John Paul II 1999 When John Paul II passed away in 2005 I watched his Funeral Mass on EWTN. … Continue reading John Paul II
I've gotta find my original copy of On the Dignity and Vocation of Women. So after Ruth gave me the copy I set it aside for a while. I got married, moved, started a new ministry and needed to have a more open heart. I needed to be ready to read what the Church's teaching … Continue reading women!
GOOD Friday Yes it is.This is the one day - the only day of the year that Mass is not celebrated. The Communion Service is so beautiful. So beautiful. The Readings for the day are deeply meaningful and rich to be savored. April 18th will forever be a Feast Day (though today will be a … Continue reading Good Friday?